Tina Croucher was shot to death by her ex-boyfriend in 1992, before he shot himself, and her parents have been working to educate parents and teens about domestic violence ever since, including starting a group called Citizens Against Domestic Violence in 1996.
According to this story, under Tina's Law:
- Local boards of education must adopt a policy to prevent and address dating violence at school;
- Train staff on prevention and include dating prevention education in health classes for grades 7-12;
- The Ohio Board of Education is required to develop a dating violence prevention policy for schools.
Kudos to the Ohio lawmakers for getting this done, and I hope they continue on this path, because also working its way through the Ohio legislature is a bill that would allow juveniles to seek protection orders, something they currently can't do here. That bill needs to be passed, and from the sounds of it, will be.
Curious to see other state laws regarding teen dating violence? Check here.